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Age of Champions


You can’t teach an old dog new tricks is a saying that can be traced back to John Fitzherbert's The boke of husbandry, 1534. UVMC will be hosting a free screening of the documentary Age of Champions, which flings mud in the eye of that idiom so to speak.

According to Thomas Kaspar, registered nurse at UVMC and advocate for the film, “I often see seniors as they struggle through an illness. It’s important to let them know they can reach their goals regardless of their age. Because they are quote-on-quote old doesn’t mean they can’t live active healthy lives.”

In addition to being a supporter for the film, Kaspar is also an advocate for seniors. “This year I’ll be teaching a monthly health class at the Cloverdale Senior Center.” Recently, Kaspar was involved in a screening of the film at the Cloverdale Senior Center.

Kaspar has been working at UVMC as a registered nurse since July of 2011. When asked what he hopes people will learn from the film, “I hope Age of Champions will give the audience a chance to explore the idea of healthy aging. I hope seniors and others leave with a smile, inspired to exercise, eat a healthy diet, and build strong relationships with others,” said Kaspar.

UVMC will be screening Age of Champions on Tuesday, January 24 at 1 p.m. in the OB Conference room at the North most entrance to the hospital at 275 Hospital Drive in Ukiah. The screening is free but space is limited to 70 participants. Please register online at or call (707)-463-7493.

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